Resources on Qatar

  1. © C. Lepetit / Only World 2019

    Landmark labour reforms signal end of kafala system in Qatar

    16 October 2019

    Freedom to change jobs, removal of exit permits and non-discriminatory minimum wage to enter into force by January 2020.

  2. Study identifies effective mitigation strategies to keep workers safe from heat stress

    11 October 2019

    Largest ever study on the impact of heat stress reveals effectiveness of a number of existing approaches, and makes recommendations to better protect workers during summer months

  3. Comprehensive training programme for all labour inspectors underway in Qatar

    06 October 2019

    Training initiative marks key step in strategy to forge a stronger Labour Inspection Department

  4. Collaborating to promote labour rights in Qatar’s hospitality sector

    04 October 2019

    Convened by the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs, ILO, and the Institute for Human Rights and Business the Working group for sustainable growth and decent work in Qatar’s hospitality is multi-stakeholder forum, open to all hotel companies operating in Qatar. This short brochure explains wthe role and activities of the Working Group.

  5. Global Forum highlights role of business in labour reforms and migration governance

    01 October 2019

    Global Forum on Migration and Development Business Mechanism brings business and government together.

  6. Video - OSH Month Qatar 2019

    08 August 2019

  7. Employment Promotion in the Arab States

    05 August 2019

  8. Heat stress research to benefit workers and companies in Qatar

    23 July 2019

    Results to inform enterprise level strategies to manage and mitigate heat stress risks

  9. International Domestic Workers Day 2019 – Qatar

    30 June 2019

  10. Ensuring fair recruitment through the Qatar Visa Center in Sri Lanka

    18 June 2019

    ILO brings together government, trade unions and civil society to discuss progress on fair recruitment through Qatar Visa Centers.